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Substance Name: Synuclein
RN: 119938-65-7


  • A family of homologous proteins of low MOLECULAR WEIGHT that are predominately expressed in the BRAIN and that have been implicated in a variety of human diseases. They were originally isolated from CHOLINERGIC FIBERS of TORPEDO.
  • A synuclein that is closely related to ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN. It may play a neuroprotective role against some of the toxic effects of aggregated ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN.
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Synuclein

MeSH Headings

  • beta-Synuclein
  • Synucleins


  • alpha-Synuclein
  • Phosphoneuroprotein 14
  • Pnp 14
  • Snca gene product

Systematic Name

  • Synuclein (Torpedo californica clone 17B 14.8-kilodalton)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 119938-65-7

System Generated Number

  • 0119938657